What We Read

It’s vital for any international relations, foreign policy, economics, politics, law, or other policy professional to constantly read, reflect, and challenge their thinking on the issues that they engage with every day. Have you ever wondered what the Next Generation of Global Thought Leaders at The International Scholar reads and listens to to keep up with global affairs?

Here are a few of our most favored sources for news on international affairs, national security, foreign policy, and politics.


Our Peers & Colleagues

Even as we grow, reach new audiences, and aspire to become one of the largest and most read organizations in the realm of international affairs and public policy, we feel it’s important to take the time to help others like us to succeed. Here are a few of our peer and partner organizations in this field whose work we find particularly insightful and engaging.


What Else We Read

Beyond the editorials and world news in magazines and newspapers lies a rich world of articles, essays, analyses, and policy briefs published by think tanks and institutes the world over. An International Scholar’s reading list isn’t complete without them.

Here are a few whose work we find most critical, thought-provoking, and insightful.


What We Listen To

Podcasts are a big part of any policy researcher’s world in the 21st Century. Besides, what would your commute be without a good podcast to listen to? While we encourage everyone to check out The International Scholar’s podcast The ITS Café, it’s important to have a well-balanced podcast diet.

Here are a few of our favorite podcasts on international relations, economics, and politics.